Dr. Kathryn Ford Presents "The Art of Opening in the Moment: Relationships Simplified"

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
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Relationships, like all of life, unfold in the present moment. Successfully navigating the grand adventure of relationships depends on mindful awareness of our openness in each moment—our emotional aperture.

Our ability to sense that openness, our Aperture Awareness, helps us solve the riddle of human relationships: how to be known, loved, and supported while minimizing the potential frustrations and injuries of vulnerability. Knowing how to use this awareness to guide us as we interact helps us create dialogue—conversations that are collaborative explorations which build relationships, both in our personal lives and at work.

In her presentation, Kathryn Ford, M.D., will discuss the neuroscience of emotional aperture as well as methods for cultivating mindful aperture awareness.

About the speaker: Dr. Kathryn Ford, relationship therapist, offers workshops, teaches, and consults with couples and other relationships, therapists, and trainees in a variety of clinical and academic settings. Both her clinical work and her writing integrate neuropsychology, mindfulness and multiple therapy models. She received her M.D. from Brown Medical School and completed her psychiatry residency at Stanford School of Medicine. In addition to her traditional training, her life-long meditation practice has informed both her life and her work. She is currently completing a book for couples and therapists.

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Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and retirees of Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children's Health. Eligible dependents may also attend.